Run a 5K to Support Watergrass Elementary School Saturday, February 25!

On Saturday, February 25, Watergrass Elementary School is hosting a 5K Run/Walk, and you are invited to participate! The 3.1 mile course starts at Watergrass Elementary School and runs throughout the beautiful community of WaterGrass. Awards will be given to the overall top male and female finishers and to the overall winners for each age group. The race will be chip-timed. Just in it for fun? Each runner will receive a goodie bag with a Watergrass Elementary race shirt and items from local sponsors. All proceeds support the school.

What: Watergrass Elementary 5K for our K5 and 1 Mile Fun Run
Where: Beginning at Watergrass Elementary School
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017. 5K starts at 7AM, Fun Run starts at 8AM.
Cost: $25 for the 5K, $15 for the Fun Run

Register: Register here by February 23

Residents of WaterGrass are fortunate to have an elementary school right within the community! WaterGrass students attend the highly rated schools of the Pasco County School District, including Watergrass Elementary School.

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New Home Buying Guide Part 1: 6 Things to Consider When Shopping New Home Communities

Looking for a new home for the first time can be a lot of things—exciting, fun, and life changing. And with so many details, it can also be overwhelming. In order to help ease some of the uncertainty that comes with going through this process for the first time, we’ve decided to put together a series of posts to serve as a new home buying guide. In this series, we will offer tips to help you through the process, from initial considerations to selecting your home to the process of buying, building, and closing on your new home.

As the first part of the series, we check out the 6 basic things to consider when shopping new home communities:

Watergrass-2706-11. Location. It’s possible that the decision on where you will look for a home will be the first decision you make. It can be tempting to narrow by town, but you may also want to start with a radius from a certain spot on a map. You need to consider the proximity to work, school, and other activities. Use an online map to show you travel options and traffic or train times from a potential area. You should imagine a typical week and the places you go, and how often you go there. You should also consider the accessibility of highways, trains, and other travel resources. A great location with easy access to school, amenities, and work can be a key to overall happiness!

Watergrass-7545-web-1-1024x6832. Neighborhood. It’s a great idea to spend a little time in neighborhoods you are considering. Park and watch the community activity to get a feel for what it will be like to live there—are the people active? Are there well-kept parks and playgrounds that kids seem to enjoy? Look around to see what your view out your window could be—are homes, lawns, and community landscaping appealing?

WaterGrassElementary-030-1-1024x6423. Schools. Whether you have school-aged children or not, schools are an excellent thing to consider when looking for a home. A great school district can impact the value of your purchase. And if you have school-aged children, the schools can carry a lot of weight. Consider both the quality of the schools your children will attend and the location. It’s wonderful to live where your school is only a short distance away. At WaterGrass, the elementary school is located right within the community!

Watergrass-7465-web-1-1024x5644. Community Amenities. A great community can improve your entire lifestyle. Consider amenities that could be available right outside your door, and how that might affect your day-to-day activity. Are there great places to walk, play, and enjoy the outdoors? If you choose a clubhouse community like WaterGrass, you could have access to a fitness center and kids play area all year, tennis and basketball courts, neighborhood parks and playgrounds, and incredible pools where you can relax or splash the day away.

Screen-Shot-2016-07-20-at-1.59.01-PM5. Builder Options. If you are building a new home, you want to find a builder who matches your style. You also want to find a builder with a great reputation—you want to know that other people love their homes by this builder. If you are building a home from scratch, you want the building process to have a great reputation as well. It is a big commitment to work with a builder, and you want to know the experience will be as smooth as possible. At WaterGrass, we’ve done the hard work of narrowing down builders to only the best for you so you can take the time to choose the builder whose style suits your dream and budget.

WaterGrass-Park2-16. Budget. You will need to figure out your overall budget for a home. You should factor in the mortgage payment, property tax, as well as additional expenses. If you are buying a resale home, consider the cost of replacing items that may need to be replaced for wear and tear. If you are buying a new home, everything is new and you will have warranties, so that is not a concern. You also should consider the cost of furniture, window treatments, and other essentials.

All of the above items should help you narrow your initial search! Then you can start the fun job of choosing a builder and floorplan, and moving closer to purchasing your new home!

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Tampa Named #1 New Hot Spot Where Americans Are Moving recently took a close look at where people are moving when they move from one metropolitan area to another, and we were excited to see Tampa listed as the Number One location! This comes as no surprise to us—sales have been strong at WaterGrass in Wesley Chapel, Florida, which is just over 30 minutes from Tampa. took a look at Census Bureau migration data from 2009-2013 tracking people’s metropolitan moves, cross-metro moving requests on, and cross-metro search traffic on to find Tampa as the top city where people are flocking.

Why do people love the area? cites:

  • Unusually strong job creation, as the unemployment rate in Tampa currently stands at a low 4.4 percent
  • Affordable home prices
  • Florida has no income tax, a huge perk of moving here

And we are proud to be in Wesley Chapel, which is a New Tampa city seeing incredibly rapid growth. Just minutes from I-75 and I-275, WaterGrass is surrounded by incredible shopping, restaurants, and businesses, with many new ones opening all the time. This is in addition to the recent openings of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Pasco Hernando State College Wesley Chapel campus, and the new Tampa Premium Outlets.

It’s exciting to be a new construction clubhouse community in such a growing metro area! WaterGrass offers beautiful homes the upper $100s to over $1 million from hand-selected builders, as well as resort-style amenities including our newly expanded clubhouse, Junior Olympic pool, children’s splash park, resort-style pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, social rooms and more.

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Join Us for the WaterGrass Club Expansion Grand Opening Feb. 20!

Later this month, the WaterGrass Club Expansion will be complete! The Club has always been a huge draw for potential homeowners, and we are now grand opening a new expansion that makes it even better! If you are in the market for a new home, join us at our grand opening celebration!

What: Grand Opening of the WaterGrass Club Expansion
Who: Potential homebuyers and realtors!
Where: WaterGrass Club, 32711 Windelstraw Drive, Wesley Chapel, Florida
When: Saturday, February 20, 12-3PM
Enjoy: Food trucks Rollin’ Zoinks and Smoothin’ Shaken, a game truck with video games, and be among the first to tour the new WaterGrass Club Expansion!

The expansion includes:

  • Fitness Center with treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, an upright bike, each with an attached 15″ widescreen high definition TV. Equipment will also include a weight bench with dumbbell rack, a leg extension/curl machine, and a dual adjustable pulley system.
  • Multi-purpose/social gathering room with a microwave and beverage center.
  • Children’s Play Room off the fitness area so kids can be entertained and you can keep an eye on them while you work out.
  • Men’s and Women’s bathrooms, each with a shower.
  • A new 6-lane Jr. Olympic pool complete with custom pool furniture and shade structures.

There’s never been a more exciting time to purchase your WaterGrass home to be a part of this amazing community.

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2016 Looks Like a Great Year to Buy New Construction

Business Insider recently put together a great list of predictions for the housing market for 2016, and we can’t help but to be excited at their outlook. They narrowed data to a list of 10 trends to look for in the coming year—and we are sure that after reading you will agree that 2016 is a great time to buy a new construction home. Highlights of their list include:

  • Home prices will rise, but moderately.
  • There will be only a small increase in mortgage interest rates.
  • Credit will become more flexible.
  • It will continue to be cheaper to buy than rent. (Buying is 36 percent cheaper than renting nationwide for millenials, and Trulia says now is the best time to buy since 2012!)
  • The suburbs will make a comeback.
  • Buyers want greener, more efficient, smarter homes.
  • New home construction will come back big time. New home sales grew 15 percent in 2015, and are predicted to jump 26 percent in 2016!

Check out the complete list and full picture on Business Insider. We are looking forward to a great 2016 at WaterGrass, where we have new construction, in the suburbs, with efficient and smart homes galore!

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